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Hornby Village Institute, Hornby, Lancashire. Paleoenvironmental Report

Druce, Denise (2007) Hornby Village Institute, Hornby, Lancashire. Paleoenvironmental Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Following the submission by Harrison Pitt Architects of a planning application (reference 1/03/00781/FUL) to redevelop the existing building of Hornby Village Institute, Main Road, Hornby, Lancashire (SD 58556 68296), Lancashire County Archaeology Service (LCAS) issued a formal brief recommending that an archaeological watching brief be conducted during any associated groundworks. Following submission and approval of a project design, Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned to undertake the watching brief. This was undertaken in two phases between 15th and 23rd June 2005 and 18th and 25th July 2005 during the excavation of wall footings and an elevator shaft (OA North 2005). During these works, a possible medieval plough soil, layer 104, was revealed in the garden area to the south of the existing building, from which a number of bulk samples for general biological assessment were taken. Following the assessment for charred and waterlogged plant remains from plough soil 104, in consultation with LCAS, recommendations were made for full palaeoenvironmental analysis of the material from this context. Very little palaeoenvironmental work has been undertaken on material from the Lune valley and there is a similar lack of medieval/post-medieval records from the North West in general; it was, therefore, felt that the further analysis of the plant remains would significantly add to our understanding of the past ecology and economy of the area.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
ID Code:5123
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:08 Aug 2019 08:56
Last Modified:08 Aug 2019 08:56

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